We’re thrilled you’ve decided to visit us! At Total Home Blog, we believe that a home is more than just four walls and a roof—it’s a space where you can express yourself, grow, and build lasting memories with loved ones. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner, a gardening enthusiast, or someone just starting on their home improvement journey, you’ve come to the right place.
Who we are
Total Home Blog is more than just a website; it’s a community of like-minded individuals passionate about creating harmonious living spaces. Founded by a group of home design enthusiasts, gardeners, and lifestyle experts, we aim to be your go-to resource for all things home-related. Our team is a diverse blend of professionals, ranging from interior designers and architects to horticulturists and DIY aficionados. Each member brings a unique set of skills and perspectives, united by a common goal—to help you create a home that is not just aesthetically pleasing but also functional and comfortable.
We understand that a home is not merely a structure made of bricks and mortar; it’s a sanctuary where memories are created, and dreams are nurtured. That’s why we go beyond the surface, delving into the nitty-gritty details of home design, remodeling, and family advice. We explore the latest trends, review innovative products, and offer practical tips to transform your living space into a haven of peace and comfort.
Our commitment to quality and authenticity sets us apart. Every article, guide, and review is meticulously researched and vetted by our team to ensure it meets the highest standards of accuracy and usefulness. We believe in empowering our readers with knowledge and insights that can make a tangible difference in their lives.
We invite you to be a part of our growing community. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner looking for fresh ideas or a newbie embarking on your first home project, Total Home Blog is here to guide you every step of the way.
What we do
Home Design: We offer the latest home design trends and advice to help you create the home of your dreams.
Gardening and Planting: From how to grow strawberries in your backyard to how to grow sweet potatoes, our gardening experts provide you with comprehensive planting instructions.
Living Tips: Ever wondered how to clean your home with toothpaste? Or how do you choose the best fan for your home? Our Life Tips have everything you need.
Why choose us
Professional advice: Our team is made up of experts in various fields to provide you with the most professional and practical advice.
Useful content: All the content we provide is carefully selected and tested to ensure its usefulness and reliability.
Constant updates: We constantly update our website to ensure that you will always find the latest and most useful information.
Meet the Team
At Total Home Blog, our strength lies in the diversity and expertise of our team members. Each individual brings a unique set of skills and a passion for home improvement, contributing to the rich tapestry of advice and insights you’ll find here. Now, let’s get to know the people behind the content that makes your home improvement journey easier and more enjoyable.
Brayan – Founder & Chief Editor
Brayan is a renowned expert in web development and digital strategy, with a focus on home improvement and outdoor gardening niches. Prior to pioneering Total Home Blog, he garnered significant industry experience, having worked for Silicon Valley tech giants and leading various high-profile projects to success.
- Previous Experience: Served as Senior Web Developer at Google and Project Manager at Salesforce, where he led initiatives that won the coveted Webby and Awwwards.
- Education: Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Web Development from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Marrying his technical prowess with a lifelong passion for home and garden enhancement, Brayan founded Total Home Blog, a comprehensive online resource empowering homeowners.
Contributions to Total Home Blog:
- Visionary Leadership: Launched Total Home Blog with an initial focus on DIY home projects and subsequently expanded to cover outdoor gardening tips, tools, and design ideas.
- Strategic Planning: Sets the annual roadmap and quarterly milestones, driving innovation and ensuring the platform stays ahead of industry trends.
- Content Oversight: Curates a wide range of articles, how-to guides, and product reviews that adhere to rigorous editorial standards, ensuring credibility and relevance.
Leveraging his hands-on experience and academic background, Brayan has not only shaped the platform’s content but also built a strong community around Total Home Blog.
- Industry Impact: Under his leadership, Total Home Blog has been featured in “Better Homes & Gardens” and “The Spruce” as a go-to source for home and garden tips.
- Reader Trust: Successfully built a community of over 100,000 monthly active readers who rely on the platform’s insights and recommendations.
Selena – Interior Design Expert
Selena is an esteemed authority in the realm of interior design, enriching Total Home Blog with her sophisticated expertise and creative insights. An alumnus of the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, she brings over a decade of hands-on experience from leading design firms to the platform.
- Previous Experience: Former Lead Designer at Gensler and Senior Interior Designer at HOK, where her designs have won accolades such as the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Awards.
- Education: Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Specializing in crafting both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional interiors, Selena is a virtuoso in efficient space utilization and intricate detailing.
Contributions to Total Home Blog:
- Design Philosophy: Combines artistic vision with practical functionality to create spaces that are visually arresting yet highly usable.
- Content Creation: Authors a diverse range of articles featuring design hacks, pro tips, and inspirational ideas, thereby helping readers reimagine their living environments.
- Design Consultation: Provides expert consultations through Total Home Blog’s interactive Q&A sessions, addressing personalized design challenges faced by the readers.
Selena’s insightful articles and unique design perspectives have become a cornerstone of Total Home Blog’s content strategy.
- Industry Recognition: Her designs have been featured in elite publications such as “Architectural Digest” and “Elle Decor.”
- Reader Engagement: Her articles consistently rank among the top-viewed on the platform, and her design tips have been credited with transforming numerous homes into stunning yet practical spaces.
For personalized interior design advice or specific queries, feel free to contact Selena at [email protected].
Orson – Horticulture Specialist
Orson is an accredited horticulturist, serving as the go-to expert on gardening and plant cultivation for Total Home Blog. With a Master’s degree in Horticulture from Cornell University, he has honed his skills through years of research and hands-on experience at renowned establishments such as the Kew Gardens in London and the New York Botanical Garden.
- Previous Experience: Worked as a Research Horticulturist at Kew Gardens and as a Plant Specialist at the New York Botanical Garden. He has contributed to studies published in leading scientific journals in the field of horticulture.
- Education: Earned a Master’s degree in Horticulture from Cornell University.
Orson’s scientific approach to gardening offers a depth of knowledge that marries well with his practical know-how. He specializes in a range of gardening facets, from soil biochemistry to integrated pest management.
Contributions to Total Home Blog:
- Scientific Insight: Brings academic rigor to Total Home Blog’s planting guides, incorporating evidence-based practices and scientific principles into each article.
- Content Creation: Crafts comprehensive articles on soil composition, pest control, and plant care, enhancing the blog’s utility and depth of information.
Orson’s meticulously researched articles and authoritative advice have made him an invaluable asset to Total Home Blog’s mission of empowering homeowners to cultivate thriving gardens.
- Industry Recognition: His contributions have been acknowledged by the American Horticultural Society, and he’s a frequent speaker at international horticulture conferences.
- Reader Trust: His planting guides and tips have enabled thousands of readers to build flourishing gardens, earning him a dedicated following on the platform.
For specific gardening queries or professional advice, feel free to contact Orson at [email protected].
Jasmine – Lifestyle & Wellness Contributor
Jasmine is Total Home Blog’s authority on lifestyle and holistic wellness, offering a multidimensional approach to well-being. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stanford University and a certification in Nutritional Science, she brings a unique synergy of expertise to the blog.
- Previous Experience: Worked as a Psychological Counselor at the Mindfulness Wellness Center and as a Nutritional Advisor at Health First Clinics, where she developed wellness programs that received high patient satisfaction ratings.
- Education: Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stanford University and holds a certification in Nutritional Science from the American Nutrition Association.
With a focus on mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, Jasmine specializes in crafting articles that guide readers towards a balanced lifestyle.
Contributions to Total Home Blog:
- Holistic Focus: Melds psychological insights with nutritional expertise to offer comprehensive wellness advice.
- Content Creation: Writes in-depth articles that cover a range of topics including mental well-being, physical health, dietary tips, and mindfulness practices.
- Reader Engagement: Conducts bi-monthly virtual wellness workshops to foster a community of health-conscious readers and provide individualized advice.
Jasmine’s all-encompassing approach to wellness has added a unique and vital dimension to Total Home Blog’s content strategy.
- Industry Recognition: Her wellness programs have been featured in top health magazines such as “Well + Good” and “MindBodyGreen.”
- Reader Impact: Her articles on mental and physical well-being consistently receive high engagement and have been instrumental in establishing Total Home Blog as a go-to resource for holistic living.
Alex – DIY & Home Improvement Writer
Alex is the resident DIY maven and home improvement guru at Total Home Blog. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and proven experience in the construction industry, he adds a level of technical rigor to the blog’s DIY section.
- Previous Experience: Served as a Project Engineer at Bechtel Corporation and a Site Supervisor at Turner Construction, where he led and executed various large-scale building projects that were completed on time and within budget.
- Education: Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Alex combines his engineering acumen with an innate ability for problem-solving to tackle an array of home projects, from simple fixes to complex renovations.
Contributions to Total Home Blog:
- Technical Expertise: Utilizes his engineering background to break down complex projects into easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides.
- Content Creation: Crafts a diverse portfolio of articles that cover practical guides, tutorials, and DIY hacks, giving readers the confidence and knowledge to undertake projects of varying complexities.
Alex’s blend of technical expertise and accessible writing has made the DIY section of Total Home Blog a favorite among readers seeking both inspiration and instruction.
- Industry Recognition: Has been invited as a guest speaker at home improvement expos and DIY workshops, cementing his reputation as an expert in the field.
- Reader Trust: His articles and tutorials have empowered thousands of homeowners to undertake projects they never thought possible, leading to a strong and engaged following on the platform.
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